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Mt. Spokane High School AP Scholars

Students from Mt. Spokane High School have earned AP Scholar Awards for their academic success on their Advance Placement exams. National AP Scholars

Mead High School AP Scholars

Students from Mead High School have earned AP Scholar Awards for their academic success on their Advance Placement exams.

Mead program pays summer-school tuition for English Language Learners

Mead School District is covering tuition for summer school for English Language Learners this year.

Quiet student finds her voice through drama

The words “quiet leadership” can be used to describe senior Lyndsey Witmer from North Star School in the Mead School District.

New Washington laws could prevent suicides, keep people warm during power outages

New laws cover suicide attempts, old school buildings, wood stoves in

Old school buildings would get new lease on life in bill supported by Mead district

OLYMPIA – Mead and other school districts in Washington would be allowed to extend the life of buildings they are replacing, using them to provide extra classrooms needed as class …

Riverpoint Academy adds two grades

Mead’s Riverpoint Academy will open its doors to ninth- and 10th-graders starting this fall after the board of directors approved expanding the school on Jan. 25.

Teen inventors win MIT grant

Eight students from the Riverpoint Academy won a grant from MIT to build a device that will help refugees power portable electronics. They will present their final project at MIT …

Shawn Vestal: Book fair at Mead school just part of data-driven effort to help kids

In December, Shiloh Hills Elementary School will have a book fair for kindergartners, first-graders and second-graders. Lots of elementary schools have book fairs, of course. But the Shiloh Hills fair …

Family moves from Colorado for Mt. Spokane High School

The Russo family chose a high school for their two daughters in the same way many families pick a college. They researched and interviewed prospective schools. They visited. They spoke …

Election preview: Mead school candidates have similar concerns, different backgrounds

John Hatcher and long-time incumbent Robert Olson have similar positions on the issues in the race for a school board seat representing District 3 in the Mead School District.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 28, 2015, 8:32 p.m.

Farwell teacher earned his ‘Star Wars’ nerd stripes

Dave Turner wasn’t born a Star Wars nerd. It was something the Farwell Elementary music teacher earned by building his own TIE fighter costume.

Spokane music teacher gives back with ‘Star Wars’ costume

Dave Turner wasn’t born a Star Wars nerd. It was something the Farwell Elementary music teacher earned.

No room for full-day kindergarten at some schools

Two elementary schools in Mead and one in Central Valley turned down state money for full-day kindergarten programs because they don’t have enough room. At the end of the latest …

Mead School District teachers take reading to neighborhoods

He circled warily, his small bike wobbly on the grassy lawn of the North Side apartment complex. He glanced at the boxes of books as he circled ever closer. Finally, …

County Commission approves controversial Wandermere apartments

Spokane County Commissioners gave the go-ahead Tuesday night for construction of a controversial apartment complex near Wandermere Golf Course.

EWU rocket soars to 3rd place in competition

The rocket, which was built by about 25 students in EWU rocketry club, carried a plane designed and built by students of Mead School District’s Riverpoint Academy, an alternative high …

Recently reinstated, Sean Carty resigns as Mead football coach

After losing his job as Mead High School football coach in late March and having it restored on appeal in late May, Sean Carty announced to parents on Monday that …

Mead teachers will not join Spokane Public Schools walkout

Mead School District teachers will not join teachers in Spokane Public Schools and the East Valley School District in a walkout on Wednesday. The teachers voted Friday morning against a …

East Valley teachers to join walkout

Teachers in the East Valley School District voted Thursday to join Spokane Public Schools teachers in a one-day strike on Wednesday, but teachers in the Central Valley and Cheney school …

UPDATED: Thu., May 21, 2015, 8:59 p.m.

East Valley teachers vote to join walkout; Central Valley and Cheney teachers will stay on job

Teachers in the East Valley School District voted Thursday to join Spokane Public Schools teachers in a one day walkout on Wednesday but teachers in the Central Valley and Cheney …

Spokane County could restrict Wandermere apartment complex

Spokane County commissioners may be able to set restrictions on a proposed controversial apartment complex near Wandermere Golf Course. The developer, Rudeen Development, proposed to county officials this week capping …

Commissioners hear neighborhood plea against Wandermere apartment complex proposal

Two Spokane County commissioners heard an earful from residents young and old living near a proposed 354-unit apartment complex near Wandermere Golf Course on Tuesday night. The biggest ovation of …

Troubled property in Mead district to be cleaned up

Land near the Boys and Girls Club in north Spokane that’s become notorious for meth labs, criminal activity and garbage will be cleaned up, with costs shared by Spokane County …

Startup Weekend demands winning pitch and lots of teamwork

The battle to come out a winner during the latest Startup Weekend Spokane starts from the moment people walk through the door. The event, the sixth over the past three …

Swing sets becoming scarce on school playgrounds

Swings, once the emblem of school playgrounds, are slowly disappearing, with only two swing sets remaining in Washington’s second-largest school district. Students at Hamblen Elementary School frequently ask Shelley Redinger, …

State laws mean new graduation requirements for high school seniors

High school seniors are miffed. A new law in Washington tossing out culminating projects as a state-mandated graduation requirement kicks in a year too late for them.

High-schooler Adam Parish hones his pitch for Startup Weekend Spokane

Adam Parish, 17, plans to start and run a successful company someday. Startup Weekend Spokane is part of that plan. A few years ago, the high school senior was shy, …

M.E.A.D. students mirror project after ‘Shark Tank’

The sharks that swam through M.E.A.D. Thursday evening didn’t seem that ferocious – in fact they seemed downright friendly. Members of Spokane’s business community including representatives from Desautel Hege and …

Substitute teachers shortage hits area schools

Spokane schools are in a bind over a short-term shortage of substitute teachers. A hiring binge in the wake of recent court ruling that required more state spending on basic …